The Queen’s Baton Relay is coming to Australia and you can be a part of its journey to the start of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
3,800 batonbearers are needed to carry the Baton across Australia.
The first thing you need to do to be a Batonbearer is to be nominated for the role by someone else!
GC2018 is calling on people to nominate the local legends in their community, anyone aged 10 years and up, whether they’re already accomplished or aspiring to.
Batonbearers are everyday Australians who inspire others to be great.
Being a Batonbearer is a unique experience.
It’s also an opportunity to be involved in the largest event to be staged in Australia in a decade.
From 5 March 2017 until 15 May 2017 nominators can visit gc2018.com/qbr and write 100 words about why the person inspires them.
GC2018 are looking for people who:
– Have achieved something extraordinary or inspired others to achieve something extraordinary; or
– Have made a significant contribution to either sport, education, the arts, culture, charity or within their community; or
– Have excelled, or aspire to excel athletically or personally; or
– Contribute to a fun, friendly, vibrant and inclusive community;
– Are at least 10 years old as at 25 December 2017; and
– Are an Australian citizen or lawfully entitled to reside in Australia during the Relay period (25 December 2017 – 4 April 2018).
Starting in Australia on 25 December 2017, the Queen’s Baton will travel for 100 days visiting communities across all states and territories, showcasing Australia’s history, culture, traditions, geography and people to the world.
The GC2018 Relay has been designed to be inclusive and open to people of all abilities, giving as many people as possible an opportunity to spend quality time with the Baton.
Even the Baton and its accessories are designed with accessibility in mind.
And in a little more than a week the Queen’s Baton will be launched from Buckingham Palace.
The GC2018 Queen’s Baton Relay starts on Commonwealth Day, Monday 13 March 2017.
At Buckingham Palace during a commencement ceremony, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will place Her message into the specially-designed Baton and entrust it to the first Batonbearer.
The Baton will visit all Commonwealth nations and territories of Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Oceania for 288 days before it arrives in Australia.
The Queen’s Baton Relay will share the excitement of the Games with millions of people around the world, shining a light on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and the world-class sporting action to come.
Do you know a local legend? Someone who inspires others? You can nominate them for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to carry the Queen’s Baton at gc2018.com/qbr